Friday, 27 May 2011


Kilt,n,-a costume sometimes worn by Scotsmen in America and Americans in Scotland.

(Ambrose Bierce)

Oh, but let me tell you that I love you
That I think about you all the time
Caledonia you're calling me
And now I'm going home
If I should become a stranger
You know that it would make me more than sad
Caledonia's been everything
I have ever had

(Caledonia Amy Macdonald)

Saturday, 21 May 2011


I was born in London, and went to school in Scotland - I used to be dead tired when I got home at night.

(Norman Wisdom)

For that is the mark of the Scots of all classes: that he stands in an attitude towards the past unthinkable to Englishmen, and remembers and cherishes the memory of his forbears, good or bad; and burns alive in him a sense of identity with the dead even to the twentieth generation.

(Robert Louis Stephenson) 

Wednesday, 11 May 2011


Join a highland regiment,meboy. The kilt is an unrivalled garment for fornication and diarrhoe.

(John Masters)

For so long as one hundred men remain alive, we shall never under any condition submit to the domination of the English. It is not for glory or riches or honours that we fight, but only for liberty, which no good man will consent to loose but with his life.

(The decleration of Arbroath. 1320)

Wednesday, 4 May 2011


I have never been in my life so struck by any place as by Venice. It is the wonder of the world. Dreamy, beautiful, inconsistent, impossible, wicked, shadowy, d-able old place! I entered by night and the bright morning that followed is part of me for the rest of my existence.

(Charles Dickens)

Though there are some disagreable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreable as the visitors.

(Henry James)